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Meaning of FROTH

Pronunciation:  froth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
  2. [v]  make froth, become bubbly; "The river foamed"
  3. [v]  of liquids; "The boiling soup was frothing"

FROTH is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: effervesce, fizz, foam, foam, sparkle, spume, suds
 See Also: bubble, bubble, create, head, lather, lather, make, shaving foam, soapsuds, spume, suds, white water



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Froth\, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan.
    fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.]
    1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or
       agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by
       disease or nervous excitement.
    2. Any empty, senseless show of wit or eloquence; rhetoric
       without thought. --Johnson.
             It was a long speech, but all froth.  --L'Estrange.
    3. Light, unsubstantial matter. --Tusser.
    {Froth insect} (Zo["o]l.), the cuckoo spit or frog hopper; --
       called also {froth spit}, {froth worm}, and {froth fly}.
    {Froth spit}. See {Cuckoo spit}, under Cuckoo.
  2. \Froth\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frothed}; p. pr. & vb. n..
    1. To cause to foam.
    2. To spit, vent, or eject, as froth.
             He . . . froths treason at his mouth. --Dryden.
             Is your spleen frothed out, or have ye more?
    3. To cover with froth; as, a horse froths his chain.
  3. \Froth\, v. i.
    To throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer
    froths; a horse froths.
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